I Wish I Had a River

Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Blue Devil

Paramin. Peter Doig. 2004.

Paramin. Peter Doig. 2004.

Lichtenstein Nudes

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Yellow Flower (1994)

Nude with Yellow Flower. Roy Lichtenstein. 1994.


Blue Nude. Roy Lichtenstein. 1995.



Eye. Edward Ruscha. 1969.

Eye. Edward Ruscha. 1969.



Yves Klein used naked women as ‘human paintbrushes’ to make his Anthropometry paintings, which were produced as elaborate performances in front of an audience. Klein, in bow-tie and suit, would conduct the women as they covered themselves in paint (a colour he patented as ‘International Klein Blue’) and made imprints of their bodies, whilst musicians played his ‘Monotone Symphony’ – a single note played for twenty minutes, followed by twenty minutes of silence.

Yves Klein Anthropometry events were one of the key events in the history of painting and performance A revolutionary moment in art when the artist exposed the making of the painting. They really mark a shift between painting as something that happens on the canvas to artists exposing the making of painting

From Tate Shots

Anthropométries. Yves Klein. 1960.

Anthropométries. Yves Klein. 1960.

I Want to Shampoo You

I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Traveling, traveling, traveling
Looking for something, what can it be

Blue House on the Shore

Blue House on the Shore. Paul Nash. 1930-1.

Blue House on the Shore. Paul Nash. 1930-1.

The Sleepy Drinker

The Sleepy Drinker by Pablo Picasso. 1902.

Part of Picasso’s Blue Period, the subject of this painting is a woman from a female prison in Paris where Picasso went to sketch in 1902.

Sleeping Drinker